OAHP partners with state leaders, legislators, state agencies, providers, patients and nonprofits to advocate for policies that broaden access to affordable and quality health care for all Oklahomans.
The Impact of Health Plans
Health Plans play a critical role in providing Oklahomans with access to quality and affordable care and positively contribute to Oklahoma's economy and workforce.
Prior authorization is foundational to health plans, as it helps ensure members receive safe, clinically appropriate and evidence-based care that enhances their health.
The Issue of Mandates
Health care mandates force Oklahoma’s health plans into a one-size-fits-all approach to health care, driving up costs and eliminating the flexibility to choose affordable coverage.
Health Plans 101
Health plans help to offset the rising costs of health care through insurance, allowing Oklahomans to receive the services and support they need to live full and healthy lives.
To keep the costs of prescription drugs affordable, health plans leverage low-cost pharmacies to safely deliver drugs to a patient’s provider to be administered called “white bagging.”
Oklahoma MCO Values
OAHP has identified three core values to ensure a Medicaid delivery model that cares for the whole person, drives healthier outcomes and provides quality care: statewide, risk-based and a level playing field.